Sorry everyone for the delay, Its been very hectic recently to say the least and the update hasn’t exactly been one of my highest priority’s and it pretty much got thrown to the side for a while.
However no worries I’ve started working on it again and It’s very close to being ready for a release, sadly I could not get the sound functionality working as I wished so it will be left out of the next update, but once everything else is done I’ll have another go at it and see if it can be added in the future.
I can’t give an exact date for when the update will be released but It’ll be before the end of the year, I was hoping to have it out in the next week or so but I’ll see how it go’s and I’ll try to keep people posted.
In response to a few people in regards to compatibility issues -> currently the PSVPAD server uses a third party library to interact with a virtual driver in order to emulate a joystick in windows, whilst I continue to use this third party software to emulate the joystick its essentially out of my hands. There are no plans as of yet to change how the joystick is emulated in windows but it is under consideration. In an ideal world I would write a custom driver and be done with it!, Suggestions of how the software can be improved are always welcomed so please feel free to contact me either via the contact me form on this website or via my email address AJ_Moore@UnorthodoxGameStudios.co.uk.
What to take away from this post:
- Update Before the end of year
- Sadly no sound support ):
- Suggestions for improvement always welcomed
IF YOU DO HAVE SUGGESTIONS NOW IS THE TIME TO TELL ME WHILST I’M ACTIVELY WORKING ON THE SOFTWARE.
I did say to a few individuals that I would be posting an update for the ps vita app that I made… but I’m sorry to say I have be unable to find the time busy weekend…went to a wedding and stuff… And I suspect this following week will be fairly busy for me to. I will try to make an update available soonish, for now I hope you’ll able to resolve any problems your having by yourself without the need of the update, otherwise I’m very sorry. If you find any issues let me know and I’ll try to work it into the update.
Only a day ago I had the mad dream of being able to play games on my pc using my vita as a controller… and now I can. The application is very basic but seems to do the job. Right so I’ve spent little more than a day putting this together in total it probably only took a few hours but I kept having to test it which is time consuming especially when you go off on a tangent and start playing games so the time did add up. I had no real interest in a long term project or anything this was just a one off and for this reason its unlikely to change much and I’m not going to spend very much more time on it.
You will of course need to have the PSS Studios and the dev app for the vita installed in order to deploy the app to the device you can get this here… http://www.playstation.com/psm/developer/index_e.html
Just to be clear the application works by connecting to your computer via a local network generally, so a good connection is needed in order for it to run smoothly.
There is actually a set of instructions in the rar for people who are unsure.
So here’s the download link. Update: I’ve just made the changes so that it’ll now work with PSM v0.99, I’ve also made changes to the server software and fixed some bugs.
PSVPAD 1.151 beta – PSM v1.11.01 Download
PSVPAD 1.15 beta – PSM v1.11.01
- Windows 8 Support
- Fixed app.xml missing error
- Minor changes
PSVPAD 1.13 – PSM v0.99 Beta Update Download
- Added support for 2 vita’s to be connected at one time
- Fixed issue with server hogging up CPU
- Made an attempt to try and reduce lag on weak connections – Experimental
PSM v0.99: Download
PSS v0.98 : Download – old
So through what is money I’ve saved and what I have left over from my bursary I found myself with a nice bit of cash in hand. Although I was planning a slight pc upgrade but I thought you know what with a little donation from my parents from my upcoming birthday I should be able to afford to get myself a ps vita now and still be able to buy my upgrades, which is great because I’ve been looking for something to replace my busted psp for a while and hadn’t had the spare cash… So anyway earlier this evening I took the plunge and ordered a ps vita (wifi only) from amazon with of course a 4GB stick which was free and two games–> Rayman Origins and Uncharted Golden Abyss, which by far to me seem to be the best games available for the vita at this point in time… So hopefully they’ll be good. This all came to under £250 which is reasonable in comparison to how it is prices elsewhere, definitely the cheapest place I’ve seen it.
On another note related to the vita I noticed the Playstation Suite SDK is going into open beta soon if not already I haven’t seen anything from Sony to say it has but I’m not entirely sure whats happening with that I haven’t been able to access the pages from the UK, but hopefully there will be more news soon. I did however found this link, which might be worth a gander if your ever thinking of developing some multi-platform apps for some of Sony’s devices in the future. Its good to see Sony opening the doors for the independent market a little bit, however I have a feeling due partially to the cross platform nature of the SDK itself that were not going to be able to use the ps vita to its true potential and were going to be limited to what we can do. But we’ll have to wait and see, it’ll probably still be a good bit of fun to have a mess around with anyway. It also saves having to write large quantity’s of code from scratch when..lets say you take other development routes with things like this, it’ll definitely speed up development on many respects.
Please feel free to comment/ Criticize Speling,.! Punctuation?… I will probably write up a review/ first impression type thing when it gets here.